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Pequot Tribe seeks lower gambling age, longer alcohol sales

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut wants to lower the gambling age from 21 to 18 and to extend alcohol sales at casinos.

Chairman Rodney Butler wants to talk with the governor and lawmakers about the changes. He said they will make Connecticut more competitive as gaming options increase in New England and the Northeast.

The gambling age in New York is 18 although it's 21 at some facilities, The Hartford Courant reported.

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